On May 23, 1918, Katherine Stinson became the first woman hired by the post office to deliver airmail in the US. She had several other notable firsts and records in her short flying career.
On January 28, 2013, the USPS issued the first stamp in its Global Forever Series. These stamps are used on international mail.
On January 7, 1785, mail was carried by an air vehicle for the first time.
On August 17, 1859, the first airmail in the United States was carried by balloon in Indiana, from Lafayette to Crawfordsville.
On June 24, 1904, the US issued its first stamps for use in the Canal Zone.
On June 22, 1946, US Airmail was carried by jet for the first time.
Glenn Hammond Curtiss was born on May 21, 1878, in Hammondsport, New York. He became interested in bicycles as a young man and was a champion racer, riding bikes he had designed and built.
The Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition (FIPEX) opened its doors to a record 60,000 visitors on April 28, 1956.